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Mar 12, 2011 6:30pm PST
now. tell us why the company has to come out with that. in the u.s. you have crossovers, why are you bringing this one to europe? >> for family customers in europe, this is an important segment, more than a million units. if you have a small family in europe, a five door hatch back may not be enough room. this gives customers more storage room. the c max is something new for the european industry and has started a multivehicle activity segment. the first player was the renault scenic. now they are coming out with a three row variant. this is a two row passenger vehicle. there are those larger, some with sliding doors, so we are introducing the grand c max here in europe. >> the grand c max has three rows to it. >> you mentioned sliding doors. why sliding doors? some people think sliding doors are too much like a minivan. >> we hear from customers in the u.s. and europe, especially in europe where you are in crowded parking lots a lot. a traditional vehicle is harder to get in and out. it's easier to get in and out for the passenger. i think our team worked hard to make sure that the
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to nhk news world line. the u.s. embassy announced the head of japan affairs at the state department kevin maher has been fired. visiting u.s. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, in facted him of the move on thursday in their talks on thursday. they say a former deputy chief will assume the post. maher reportedly told some college students in the u.s. last december that okinawans are masters of manipulation and extortion. he was referring to the relocation of a u.s. marines air space station in the southern most prefecture. in the talks with takeaki matsumoto, campbell said maher's comments are unacceptable and contrary to u.s. policy and its respect for the people of okinawa. >>> japan's two major stock exchange operators will explore the possibility of consolidating their businesses. the talks will be aimed at bolstering japan's standing in the world equity market, amid growing pressure for realignment in the industry. if they agree to integrate operations it will have a listing of 4,000 stocks, rivaling the world's leading forces. the two will likel
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
strategic reserves of oil. >> treasury secretary geithner testified thursday before a u.s. senate committee. he said united states is ready to coordinate closely with international financial institutions such as world bank to extend support to middle east and north african nations. >>> now to new zealand. the grim search for survivors of last week's devastating in christchurch continued -- earthquake in christchurch continued on friday. authorities say the search is focused on the collapsed building where many people are believe to be trapped. 163 people have been confirmed dead in the quake. the number of dead and missing is expected to total about 220. police are trying to identify the remains of those recovered. a japanese rescue team along with teams from new zealand and china, continue search operations at the site of the collapsed ctv building. it housed a language school attended by international students, including japanese. a disaster relief task force says work to remove debris at the site is nearing its end. >> we expect the ctv operation to be completed within the next two to th
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
. police are searching for possible accomplices. >>> in business news the federal reserve says the u.s. economy continues toex pand gradually while some manufacturers and retailers are starting to pass on higher crude oil prices to customers. >>> on wednesday the fed released the so-called beige book report. that's a survey of economic conditions in the 12 districts across the country. the document says overall economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in january and early february. it says most districts reported continued rises in corporate production and con sumtder spending. meanwhile, the report notes that manufacturers and retailers have passed on higher costs of crude oil and raw materials to clients and or are planning to do so in the near future. this trend will likely continue if commodity prices keep rising. >>> now, apple chief executive steve jobs returned from medical leave for a day to unveil a new lighter ipad tablet computer equipped with two cameras. >> thanks for coming. thank you. it's really thin. and it comes in two colors. >> jobs made hi
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT
constantly. >>> translator: according to the report today, the u.s. government offers technical assistance, but the japanese declined that offer. this is an important point, so i'd like clarify what happened. on the part of the government, and cabinet, we don't recognize that such a fact has happened. as for the offer from the u.s. government, we'd like to receive more support from the u.s. government on what can be provided from the u.s. government and what is needed in the disaster areas being coordinated and discussed. and at least, on our part, from the cabinet, we have never said that we don't need such support. we are requesting for specific support to the u.s. government, and they are responding, as well. >>> translator: this is a followup question. secretary of state hillary clinton said that coolants are in shortage. was there any specific offers for specific support and are you going to need such assistance as well? >>> translator: in the meantime, what has been discussed we don't grasp the details of the discussions. as for the cooling, we are going to use water in principle. we
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
the previous day. u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has indicated america's economy is growing at a faster pace than last year but he cautions over soaring oil prices over continuing soaring prices in the arab world. >> sustained rises in the price 0 of oil and other commodities will be a threat to overall growth and price stability. >> reporter: bernanke submitted the policy report to congress on tuesday. he said commodity prices are high due to growing demand in emerging economies. referring to the current economic situation in the u.s., bernanke said there is increased evidence that a self sustaining recovery in consumer and business spending may be taking hold. he added the risk of deflation has become negligent libl. he said it could be several years before the unemployment rate returns to a normal level. noting the housing sector remains exception ally weak. he stressed the deed to ease monetary measures. >>> the european ministry has updated the forecast for the euro zone. they said the latest forecast of 1.6% growth this year is 0.1 percentage points higher than predict
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
moammar gadhafi. u.s. president barack obama has called on gadhafi to step down, but he remains hesitant over creating a no-fly zone over the country. >> i want to make sure that those full range of options are available to me. the region will be watching carefully to make sure we're on the right side of history. >> in a news conference on thursday, obama said gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. he said his departure would be good for libya and the people and he said the u.s. has sent military aircraft to air lift egyptians who have fled from libya to neighboring tunisia. earlier in the week, the u.s. senate unanimously passed a resolution calling on the united nations to impose a no-fly zone. the secretary of defense robert gates said taking control of the skies or other direct military action would have 0 its con consequences for u.s. interests, not just in libya but throughout the middle east. >>> meanwhile, france and britain say they will support the introduction of a no-fly zone. french foreign minister and william hague met in paris on wednesday to discuss the s
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm PST
such issues as the four russian held islands. >>> derogatory remarks by a u.s. government official about the people of okinawa have increased the difficult ty of relocating the station in the prefecture. they are outraged by kents made by kev kev, a u.s. state department official. maher described them as masters of manipulation and extortion in their negotiations with the central government within okinawa's local government, anger is rising over the remarks. >> he served as a council general in okinawa for several years. it's rather pathetic that, as a diplomate, he has such a poor understanding of the situation. it makes the futenma issue more complicated. >> they voted unanimously in favor of a resolution urging maher to retract his comments and apologize. >>> translator: maher's remarks trampled on the feelings of the okinawa people. the remark he made were mocking, disparaging and inexcusable. >> reporter: in a phone conversation on tuesday, japan's chief cabinet secretary launched a statement saying if true the comments were introept. in response roos said expressed his regrets that
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
,000 people are taking shelter in northeastern japan. many shelters are short of food and water. . >>> u.s. president barack obama has ordered moammar gadhafi stopped all of the attacks on the libyan people. >> now, once more, moammar gadhafi has a choice. the resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that must be met. the united states, the united kingdom, france and arab states agree that a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. that means all attacks against civilians must stop. >> british prime minister david cameron said that britton will judge gadhafi by his actions and not words. reuters quoted a french spokesperson saying that gadhafi continues to press the libyan people. france expressed the interests in the enforcement of the no-fly zone. >>> let's take a look at the world weather forecast. >>> we wrap up with news of a young man who has been rescued in miyagi prefecture. eight days after the earthquake and tsunami hit eastern japan. that is the man that rescuers found in a collapsed house on saturday morning. he was immediately taken to a hospital nearby. that i
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
protests are an act of disloyalty to islam. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will visit egypt and tunisia next week. she will be the first u.s. cabinet official to travel to the area since a wave of uprisings swept through the region. clinton was speaking to a congressional panel on thursday. >> we have an enormous stake in ensuring that egypt and tunisia provide models for the kind of democracy that we want to see. >> in egypt, clinton will announce a $150 million aid package that will also help to finance an election. she will speak directly to the egyptian people. clinton will hold talks with members of libya's opposition, either in ton neez wra or egypt. -- either in tunisia or egypt. >>> new york stocks plunged nearly 230 points on thursday falling below the 12,000 mark for the first time in over a month. spain's credit downgrade and concerns about the middle east and north africa weighed on stocks. investors sold a wide range of shares after a major government rating agency downgraded spain's sovereign debt. that fueled concerns credit worries might spread to other europ
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
concerns are spreading that the trend may adversely affect u.s. consumer sentiment and dampen economic recovery. >>> japan's current account surplus marked its first drop in nearly two months due to a jump in imports and soaring prices of crude oil and iron ore. the finance ministry set in a preliminary report on tuesday that the surplus for january totaled around $5.6 billion. that is a plunge of almost 48% from a year earlier. the trade deficit for january was $4.8 billion. the ministry said weaker exports during china's lunar new year holidays were another negative factor. this is the first time in two years that the trade balance has tipped into the red. the income balance, which includes returns on foreign investment, rose above 10%. the increase was due to improved earnings and overseas subsidiaries of japanese firms. >>> credit worries continue on heavily indebted european countries. this has led a u.s. credit rating agency to downgrade greek government bonds by three notches. moody's said on monday it lowered the rating of greek debt from the already below investment grade of b
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Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. they are not the biggest volume in developing markets. they are strong in the u.s. there is place earlier. we don't yet have a business plan that includes a product such as that, but we are looking at it for feasibility. you can see what has been done with the concept car. you can only imagine what that car could look like. >> let's talk about the cx in a minute. getting to the cross over or suv segment, it's the ultimate off roading. jaguar doesn't have to do that. you can have an suv or cross over with a completely different personality. >> true. road based, not trail based. the common currency in the u.k., most people that drive fords are not farmers. they tend to be luxury cars with all around capability. the clear differentiation from a multipurpose vehicle, the jaguar versus the ranger is a clear differentiation, no question. it's defined. we are working on it. i support it. i have not seen the business case, numbers -- >> a lot of work to be done yet. let's talk about the cs5. i saw it at the paris show. it's a drop-dead gorgeous car. it's a concept and what not, but what are the thoughts of may
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm PDT
of encouragement from u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. she says she is certain that japan will overcome its difficulties and make a comeback. >> it's been inspiring to see how the japanese people have responded under the most difficult of historic experiences. i have an absolute conviction that japan will come back even stronger for the future. >> reporter: clinton spoke to nhk after visiting the japanese embassy on tuesday in washington. signing a condolence book, clinton wrote one thing that signs through is the resilient spirit of the japanese which is an inspiration to all americans. they are advising americans within 80 kilometers to evacuate the area. this is stricter than the japanese advisory. a discrepa that clinton played down. >> we may have slightly different views about how to the darng or the impact, but those are not really in any way undermining the ongoing work that we're doing together. >> reporter: now we go to the biz desk. shery ahn tells us how the quake is likely to impact the economy. in the wake of the recent disaster, electricity continues to be rationed throughout
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in zehme supplies of semi conducts and high-tech parts from japan's disaster area. u.s. automaker general motors says its assembly plant in louisiana has not been operating since monday. the firm has not been able to get sufficient parts from japan. gm says it hopes to resume operations as soon as possible. openle, a company within the gm group says it has temporarily halted production at its factories in germany and spain. swedish tell 0 com equipment maker ericsson has expressed concern about the availability of japanese parts and says it will consider sourcing from suppliers. finnish cell phone maker nokia says a lack of japanese components may affect the outpouft its products. >>> another problem for toke yees shell shocked consumers. soon after the quake, shelves run out of milk and then there was a run on bottled water and now a shortage of eggs is driving up prices. farmers say it will take some time before supplies return to normal. metropolitan tokyo get most of its eggs from northeastern japan. at this store in tokyo, eggs cost 40% more than before the quake. customers are limit
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm PST
think it's the wave of the future. absolutely. because in here, you walk ou, u' s people working on the most amazing projects that they wouldn't have the means to push these projects forward on their own, and you need these innovative, creative individuals, you need to be able to give them thereurs t take their dream and make it a reality, because if you wait for a large cpa t come up to solutions, there's a large chance it will never happen. in order for the lar mpy to donate their human resources and fundraising efforts into making a project happen, they need to have a clearid tt there's a huge profit market available to fund it. with a fility like this, you don't need nearly the project to make it happen, because it's just the designer and his passion and you're not having to support the humanreurs a marketing team and the sales team in addition to the engineering team to get t products developed, so here they have the means to make the project and then someone can say that's a great project, let's mass produce it. and there's stuff in here that's esome nd of itself. you don't
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm PDT
a selloff of u.s. stocks on wall street and mounting concerns over the troubled nuclear power station in quake it this northeastern japan. trader also anticipated accelerated yen buying by japanese firms bidding to repatriot their overseas assets to boost reconstruction efforts back home. on the new york foreign exchange, the yen reached 76.25 yen per dollar at one point, smashing the previous high set nearly 16 years ago in april 1995 by more than three yen. >> people are feeling nervous about the markets and it is a typical risk off day where the high interest rate currencies go down and the low currencies like the yen and swiss franc go up. as the news comes in, i think investors are trying to make up their mind as to how bad this will be and it is very uncertain right now. and i don't think we are getting nuf information to make good decisions. >> the momentum is carrying other to tokyo. here yen buying remains strong with the japanese currency trading above the 79 level. the yen is going for 79.440 to 49 per dollar. market sources say it will be under intense buying pressure for
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Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm PDT
♪ >> it took bankruptcy and a u.s. government bailout to save general motors. now g.m. is solidly profitable and gaining market share again. even so, it's not fully recovered. it faces weaknesses especially in the american market. how can the company address these issues? we are about to find out because our guest on today's show is mark reuss president of the north america operation. make no mistake about it, north america is where g.m. overwhelmingly makes most of its profit. it's thee core part of the company. stay where you are. we are about to dive into what's going on at general motors in just a moment. >> from our studios in the motor city, this is "autoline." here now is john mcelroy. >> here we are in the studio with mark reuss president of general motors north america. great to have you. >> thanks, john. >> joining us peter de lorenzo, the automotive extremist himself and scott burgess detroit news. let's jump right into it. during the bankruptcy, g.m. and other companies had to cutback on product development. looks to me like you have a lot of momentum in the market, bu
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
the government. in washington, meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama says the role of the united states will be limited to logistical and indirect support for the libyan people. nato will take over complete command of military actions against gadhafi's forces. >> and that we would transfer responsibilities to our allies and partners. we will work with the international community to provide assistance to the people of libya who need food for the hungry and medical care for the wounded. >>> hello and welcome back to your weather update. we're taking a look at conditions across sxwrrngs it is still looking pretty calm today. especially this morning a lot of warm sunshine spreading across the country. we've got that cold air here really retreating to the north. so much more warmer conditions throughout the country expected today. and a little precipitation, too, is expected. we are seeing a couple of these blue spots showing up here and there. there is going to be a little bit of instability building up throughout the atmosphere this afternoon. so that could allow for a couple isolated show
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm PDT
-called quantitative easing in which the u.s. government buying treasury securities will end early. now let's take a look at the latest long-term interest rates. this is the yield on the benchmark ten-year japanese government bond. in other asian markets, hong kong's hsi is traded over 1% higher. shanghai's key index for major blue chicaps is almost here and the sse composite is down over one-half of a percent. toho bank is the largest regional bank in fukushima prefecture, and it's making efforts to help people rebuild their lives and businesses after recent natural disaster struck the area. >> reporter: this bank is headquartered in fukushima city. by setting up temporary call centers, it's providing consultation services for account holders. >> translator: you don't have your bankbook, family seal or t atm card? >> reporter: to assist clients, they're clabting with 12 additional financial institutions. depositors can withdraw money from the accounts without the usual documentation as long as there's a way to confirm their identities. but the bank has been lagging behind in supporting regional
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
investors are buying the dollar as they predict the u.s. may end its monetary easing policy earlier than expected but there's also a move among japanese exporters to change their dollars into yen at the end of the business year. here's a look at the latest long-term interest rates, this is the yield on the benchmark ten year japanese government bond. now in other asian markets, hong kong's hang seng is in the positive, up almost 0.3%, but shanghai and shenzhen in and out of negative territory this thursday, both currently in positive territory. >>> toyota motor says supply chain disruptions in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami are preventing it from resuming full production. on wednesday, toyota decided to postpone restarting output at most factories until friday next week at the earliest. the decision will extend the production halt to nearly a month except at two plants in central and western japan. the automaker restarted the assembly of three hybrid models there on monday. toyota says it's still unable to obtain 500 kinds of parts, including electronic components. the disaster d
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